75 g/3 oz butter or margarine, softened
175 g/6 oz caster (superfine) sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
450 g/1 lb ripe bananas, mashed
200 g/7 oz/1.75 cup self-raising
75 g/3 oz/0.75 cup walnuts, chopped
100 g/4 oz sultanas (golden raisins)
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup glace (candied) cherries
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
A pinch of salt
Cream together the butter or margarine
and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, then stir
in the bananas. Mix in the remaining ingredients until well blended.
Spoon into a greased and lined 900 g/2 lb loaf tin (pan) and bake in a
preheated oven at 180°C/ 350°C/gas mark 4 for 1.25 hours until well
risen and firm to the touch.